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Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed …

Everything is Copy: Reboiled soup stirs the soul

I do any research ahead of a trip, it’s often about food.

Brazil’s lower house approves military intervention in Rio

Brazil’s lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces amid a spike in violence.

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges: – defective medals

Medals handed out to more than 130 winners at the 2016 Rio Olympics are rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.”

Renowned chef feeds Rio’s homeless with excess Olympic food

Homeless people in Rio are feasting on three-course meals courtesy of one of the world’s top chefs, who used leftovers from Olympic caterers and other local partners to make food, …

Steve Christilaw: New heroes will be born at Rio games

On the field, the Olympic Games will leave us breathless time and again. Heroes will be revealed.

Expert to Rio Olympic athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according …

Rio will host the first Olympics in South America, ready or not

Brazil’s city of extremes frantically prepares for the opening ceremonies while beset by a crippling recession; a corruption scandal; increasing crime; the threat of terrorism; Zika-carrying mosquitoes; and polluted waters …

Digest: Lee leads Women’s British Open

Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club …

In brief: US romps over Argentina in first exhibition

Full of new star power, the U.S. men’s basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina in Las …

In brief: WADA reinstates drug testing lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.

Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.

Digest: Muguruza stunned in rainy 2nd round of Wimbledon

After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the grounds, a chance to finally conclude …

Digest: Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators acquired P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber on Wednesday in a blockbuster swap of All-Star defensemen two days before free agency opens.

Top-ranked Jason Day, Shane Lowry, skipping Rio Olympics

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.

David Whitley: IOC should postpone Rio Olympics, but it won’t

If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics go on as planned, it apparently will not be over Pau Gasol’s dead body.

Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika …

Diana Taurasi, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird headline U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team

Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings will play in their fourth Olympics, anchoring the U.S. women’s basketball team heading to the Rio Games in August. The trio was among …

Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.

Column: Pro boxing in Rio? A bad idea in so many ways

Not that long ago boxing was on the verge of being kicked out of the Olympics because corruption, ineptitude and head-shaking decisions had made a mockery of the sport.

Olympic legacy? Rio urban planner, report raise questions

A Rio de Janeiro urban planner warns that next year’s Olympics will widen the gap between the wealthy and the poor in this already socially stratified city.

In Brief: Joe Gibbs Racing dominating NASCAR Spring Cup season.

AUTO RACING: The latest impressive showing for Joe Gibbs Racing came in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday at Brooklyn, Michigan, and …